Monday, September 28, 2009
Menstrual cups finally available in Hong Kong
This message is addressed to women. Every month you probably spend a lot of money buying menstrual pads or tampons. But money is not the only issue. These pads and tampons end up in landfills where they take decades to decompose.
Finally you have a cheap, reliable and environmentally-friendly alternative. Watson, the Hong Kong retailer, has agreed to stock menstrual cups made of silicon.
Though i won't buy one (I got mine online and have been using it for years) i highly recommend this product to all those women who still haven't tried it.
The menstrual cup is made of soft, non-latex, medical grade silicone. The cup is innovative, economical, comfortable, and environmentally-friendly.
It is designed to catch your menstrual flow rather than absorb it. Its bell shape allows the cup to fit snuggly and comfortably up against your vaginal walls, below but not touching your cervix. The cup should be emptied and rinsed at least every 8 to 12 hours, ideally in the privacy of your bathroom at home.
Menstrual cups can last up to 10 years. The initial cost for a cup is higher than for traditional hygiene device, but the cost is absorbed with each consecutive use.